Hate Crimes in America Term Paper by scribbler

An examination of the legislation relating to hate crimes and the hate crimes statistics in the United States and in the State of Georgia.
# 151878 | 1,089 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2012 in Criminology (General)

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This paper examines how hate crimes are violent crimes that are committed upon the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religious or sexual orientation. The paper also looks at how hate crimes have grown at an alarmingly rapid pace over the last decade and examines some of the statistics such as type and location of such crimes. The paper also examines current legislation.

Laws on Hate Crime
Extent of the Problem
Location of Hate Crime Incidents
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Hate crimes in 2007 experienced a slight drop however, in 2008, hate crimes rose again with 7,773 hate crimes being reported and the largest number of the hate crimes being directed at Black, Jewish, Gay and Lesbian individuals. (Bigler, 2009, paraphrased) It is reported that the House of Representatives took a "strong stand for law enforcement and the advancement of civil and human rights by sending a clear signal that American will not tolerate crimes motivated by bias and hate..." (Lewis, 2009) In July of 2009 the Senate is reported to have passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as an amendment to the fiscal 2010 Department of Defense authorization bill however, added to this is the passing of a law that allows the death penalty in hate crimes in some circumstances. (Lewis, 2009, paraphrased) Lewis (2009) additionally reports: "Today, LCCREF released a new report, "Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America," that analyzes trends in federal hate crimes data, particularly the rise in anti-Latino hate crimes in the wake of the heated national debate over immigration reform. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lewis, Tyler (2009) House Passes Hate Crimes Bill; Civil Rights Community Looks to the Senate. Civil Rights Organization online available at: http://www.civilrights.org/hatecrimes/
  • Bigler, Ron (2009) Latest Hate Crime Data Show Need for Stronger Prevention Efforts. Civil Rights Organization. 23 Nov 2009. Online available at: http://www.civilrights.org/hatecrimes/
  • Lewis, Tyler (2009) Senate Adds Death Penalty Amendment to Hate Crimes Legislation. Civil Rights Organization. 20 Jul 2009. Online available at: http://www.civilrights.org/hatecrimes/
  • Hate Crime Statistics: Location Type (2008) U.S. Department of Justice. Online available at: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2008/locationtype.html
  • Hate Crime Statistics: Incidents and Offenses. (2008) U.S. Department of Justice. Online available at: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2008/incidents.html

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